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hiv subtypes & arv therapy

Jul 5, 2013


is there any difference in arv effectiveness for different HIV subtypes? do arvs only work with subtype b??

and do some subtypes have a generally shorter life expectancy?

Response from Dr. Wohl

The main differentiation between types of HIV that is relevant to treatment is HIV-1 vs HIV-2. Not all medications used to treat HIV-1 are effective for HIV-2. HIV-2 does have a slower natural progression than HIV-1.

Among HIV-1 clades (subtypes) there are no major differences in response that would necessitate different treatment recommendations by clade.


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